Monica's favorite gear for
making Pumpkin Pie Spice
This high quality cinnamon is organic certified and much more economical than buying smaller bottles.
Also available: ginger, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, mace,
These are the perfect size for this recipe. One jar holds a single batch of pumpkin pie spice mix.
These full size sheets work with ink-jet printers. Print a sheet of labels, cut them apart, and adhere them to jars for a polished finishing touch.
Also available: card stock for tags
This punches perfect circles just the right size for cutting the jar labels in one quick, easy motion.
These write-on labels are a quick and easy way to label your jars. The labels easily wash off of emptied jars.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix for Cooking and Gifts

Make this easy DIY spice blend for use in a variety of recipes for Fall and the holidays. Printable labels for gift giving.


Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

By Monica              makes 1/2 cup
Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix is a 5-minute DIY using spices from your pantry. It's great to have on hand for a variety of seasonal recipes and gift giving. Printable labels are provided. From TheYummyLife.com

Make this easy spice blend for use in a variety of recipes for Fall and the holidays.

Ingredients
  • THESE ARE ALL DRY GROUND SPICES.
  • ONE 4 oz. BATCH:
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon mace
  • FOUR 4 oz. BATCHES
  • 1 cup cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup ginger
  • 1/4 cup cloves
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon mace

Directions
Whisk spices together in a bowl, or blend in a food processor. Store in an airtight container. 4 oz mason jars are the perfect size for a single batch.

Make a bigger batch to have extra jars for gifts. Printable labels for jars available in original post: www.theyummylife.com/Pumpkin_Pie_Spice_Mix



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Pumpkin pie spice is a blend of sweet spices that makes your recipes burst with the favorite flavors of Fall. You can buy a bottle of pumpkin pie spice, but in under 5 minutes you can easily make your own using spices that are likely to already be in your pantry. I like to make this spice mix each year so it's available for adding instant flavor to seasonal cooking.

There are many uses for pumpkin pie spice that go way beyond its obvious use in pumpkin pie. You can add it to many foods and recipes to give them a distinctively yummy, seasonal flavor. Add it to:

  • muffins, quick breads, and donuts
  • cookies, cakes and frosting
  • coffee, tea, lattes, cider, and hot chocolate
  • milkshakes and smoothies
  • yogurt
  • oatmeal
  • waffles and pancakes
  • ice cream
  • nuts
  • popcorn
  • roasted vegetables

Look for links to my favorite pumpkin spice recipes further down in the post.

Make a little or make a lot. In the printable recipe at the end of this post, I provide ingredient amounts for making one 4-oz jar of this for your own use. Also, a big batch ingredient list is provided, in case you'd like to make multiple jars for gift giving.

A quick, fun gift to have on hand. I like to make up a few additional jars of pumpkin spice mix that are handy when I need a quick gift. With no cooking required, this is a DIY gift that's as easy as it gets. This spice blend is a versatile seasonal gift for hosts/hostesses, neighbors, teachers, co-workers and friends. Further down in the post, you'll find printable labels for adding a finishing touch to your spice jars.

Step-by-step photos for making
Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix 

Step 1. Assemble these dry, ground spices:

  • cinnamon 
  • ginger
  • cloves
  • allspice
  • nutmeg
  • mace (if you don't have this less common spice in your pantry, it's fine to omit it)

If you're making a big batch of this for gift giving, you may want to purchase spices in bulk; especially cinnamon and ginger, since the recipe requires more of those than anything else. Penzeys is my favorite spice source. Big box stores like Costco and Sam's sell spices in large quantities. Amazon is a good source of organic spices in small and large quantities.

view organic spices on Amazon: cinnamon (economical bulk), ginger (economical bulk), cloves, allspice, nutmeg, mace

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Step 2. Add the ground spices to a bowl and whisk them until they're combined and there are no lumps. If you're making a big batch, you can also combine the spices in a food processor--the quickest way to thoroughly mix the spices and remove lumps.

Step 3. Add the spices to a 1/2 cup jar or container of your choice. This recipe is the perfect amount to fill a 4-oz mason jar. That's what I use.

view on Amazon:  wire whisk,  4-oz mason jars

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For a finishing touch, I like to label my jars. That way they're easy to identify on my shelf and are ready for gift giving, too. This spice blend is a unique gift that is fun to share. Going to a party? Grab one of these to take as a perfect host/hostess gift. Having a Fall wedding or baby shower? Give these jars out as favors to your guests. Need a little something for a teacher, co-worker, or neighbor? Print the labels and stick them on the lids of each jar--easy!

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Download printable jar labels/tags. These are sized to fit on jar lids (regular or wide mouth).

  • Print these on card stock, cut them out, punch a hole on top, and hang them from the jar neck with a ribbon, string, or rubber band. OR
  • Print them on sticker paper and stick them to the lid. (This is what I do.) Or, print them on regular paper and stick them on with tape.

If you don't have a printer or specialty papers, you can have a store with printing services download and print them for you (Kinkos, Office Depot, Staples, etc.)

Click on the image below to download & print a full sheet of labels/tags. 

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Cut with scissors or a circle punch. You can cut the round tags out carefully with scissors, or use a circle punch to make the task easier and more precise. I use a 2-1/4" circle punch; it fits both regular and wide canning lids.

view on Amazon:  2-1/4" circle punch (this fits mason jar lids)

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Write-on labels are an easy option if you don't want to go to the trouble of printing and cutting your own. These ready-made rolls of labels are sized just right for canning jars and they are dissolvable for easy removal when the jar is empty.

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Recipes using Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix from The Yummy Life :

Whether you make one jar for your own use or extras for gift giving, this pumpkin pie spice blend can add festive flavor to many foods and recipes throughout the season.

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Make it a Yummy day!

Monica

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Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix
By Monica              Servings: makes 1/2 cup
Ingredients
  • THESE ARE ALL DRY GROUND SPICES.
  • ONE 4 oz. BATCH:
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon mace
  • FOUR 4 oz. BATCHES
  • 1 cup cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup ginger
  • 1/4 cup cloves
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon mace
Directions
Whisk spices together in a bowl, or blend in a food processor. Store in an airtight container. 4 oz mason jars are the perfect size for a single batch.

Make a bigger batch to have extra jars for gifts. Printable labels for jars available in original post: www.theyummylife.com/Pumpkin_Pie_Spice_Mix

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Posted on Monday, September 21st, 2015








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